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Katherine L. "Kass" Ankney

July 26, 1929 April 18, 2019
Katherine L. "Kass" Ankney
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Obituary for Katherine L. "Kass" Ankney

Katherine L. "Kass" Penrod Ankney, 89, of Rector, died peacefully, April 18, 2019 at her home.

She was born July 26, 1929 in Ligonier Twp., a daughter of the late Lloyd and Effie Smithley Penrod.

Kass loved and enjoyed spending time with her family who brought her the greatest joy.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Merle L. Ankney in 1972, two sisters: Jean Emert and Jane Penrod, three brothers: Lynn, William, and Donald Penrod, a son-in-law Neil Kimmick, a step grandson, Adam Deist, and several half and step brothers and sisters.

Kass is survived by four children: Connie L. Kimmick and Merle "Dwayne" (Lois) Ankney, all of Rector, Tammy J. (Richard) Naugle of Champion, and Steve (Kelly) Ankney of Ligonier; eleven grandchildren: Scott, Jeff, Jamie, Rodney Kimmick, Wendy Powell, Eric, Gary, Taylor, and Jacob Ankney, Kelly Petruska, and Barrettt Naugle, sixteen great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Inc. 144 East Main Street, Ligonier, where Kass' life will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:00AM with Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating.

Interment will follow in the Snowball Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in Kass' memory to the Chestnut Ridge Meals on Wheels.


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